Sunday, 24 February 2008

Time Flies

I bought some cheap 4" x 6" frames to alter and I really like the effect I got. This is the frame before and after.



I cut out the letters "Time Flies" on my Craft Robo and stuck them onto the bottom of the frame using a little glue. I covered the frame with Aluminium Foil Tape and then used Ginger, Butterscotch, Caramel and Latte alcohol inks to colour the frame. I used an adirondack ink pad and tapped it over where the letters were and then wiped off the alcohol ink so the words stood out against the coloured frame. I took two pieces of DCVW Far East paper and tore the edge off the blue piece and then I inked the edge using Old Paper distress inks and I also distressed parts of the paper to make it look older. I printed an old photograph onto photo paper and then distressed it using the Old Paper distress ink and I went around the edges with a distressing tool and then inked them with the distress ink. I used a watch stamp, which I got from The Artistic Stamper, and using a versamark ink pad I stamped it onto some white pearlescent card and then covered it with Gold Tinsel embossing powder and heated it. I cut out the stamped watch image and put some German Scrap gold wings behind it. The photograph I put flat on the background and I raised the watch with wings using foam pads.

The weekly challenge on Sunday Stampers this week is "Time" so I thought this would be ideal.

The weekly challenge on Funky Fairys this week is to use a photograph on your card, scrapbook page or brag book etc etc - so this also qualifies for that challenge too.

22 comments:

Ann said...

Absolutely Stunning Angie - well done, a terrific keepsake & brilliant for both challenges....Clever you!!!

xxx

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Angie, love the colours and thanks for the info re the stamps from Artistic Stamper, mine arrived yesterday!!!!!

EllePiggo said...

Its stunning Angie. :)

Vanessa.

Wacky Jacky said...

This is really lovely and very different. xx

Mee said...

Very effective, I love it!!!!!!!

Shaz said...

OH WOW!!!! absolutley gorgeous well done you xxxxx

craftyscot said...

fabulous Angie
x

made by fifi said...

i love that it is gorgeous and shiny xx

andrea said...

This is stunning Angie,the colour is fantastic
xxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Love it sister :0)) SBS - 13

Ang C said...

its fab!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

That's gorgeous Angie. My fave colours.

Bee said...

Stunning is the only word to describe this.

xx

Hels said...

WOWOWOWOW!!!!! Angie, I love this - it is brilliant hun...thanks for joining in too :O)) Hels xx

CraftyC said...

Thats beautiful Angie, it all blends so well.....
Clairexx

ladybug-spots said...

This is amazing! I have always wondered about the altered art thing..And this is really cool!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh wow! What a terrific keepsake. Beautiful work!

Katharina said...

What a fabolous project Angie! Wonderful!

Lesley said...

Stunning Angie!! xxx

ElyBlair said...

Stunning!
Your sis :)

CraftyCarol said...

Your frame is fantastic!

Carol

Mags said...

WOW WOW & WOW!
It's fabby!